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Summer School Holidays: Blue Mountains Style!

As summer comes to an end we find ourselves looking forward to two things; the beginning of a new year and the end of school holidays.
Whether your family is full of foodies or adventure lovers, the Blue Mountains is filled with options to satisfy everyone.

Check out our top picks for family activities, where to rest your head and grab a bite to eat after an action packed day.

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Dinosaur Valley
Dinosaur Valley has roared into Scenic World!
Catch the steepest railway in the world and experience dinosaurs like never before among the Jurassic rainforest. See our Dinosaur Rangers in action, enjoy a range of kids’ activities and meet over 20 prehistoric dinosaurs on display until January 28, 2019.
Kids will enjoy daily interactive Meet and Roar events and visitors of all ages can learn more about these ancient species in new and exciting ways. Book your tickets online today!

Leuralla Toy and Railway Museum
Step back in time at the historic Leuralla mansion!
Housing the largest collection of 20th century toys, trains and associated memorabilia in the Southern Hemisphere, the Toy and Railway Museum will entertain the young and young at heart. Open every day of the week from 10.00am – 5.00pm.

Jenolan Caves
For a unique day out, head to the Jenolan Caves!
The kids will love exploring this awe-inspiring cave system that dates back 340 million years, making it the oldest in the world.
Jenolan Caves offers extended trading hours during the school holidays. Cave tour bookings recommended.

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The Alexandra Hotel, Leura
The beer garden at The Alexandra Hotel offers a five star outlook without the added price tag.
Grab a table in the sun with some traditional wood fired pizzas and enjoy a refreshing beverage while the kids play around outside. Talk about the perfect way to wrap up a summer’s day!

Flemish Flavours, Leura
You’ll be surprised to find this hidden gem is located right in the heart of Leura!
Soak in Flemish Flavours’ gorgeous gardens and watch the sun set over the Jamison Valley as the kids enjoy the swing set on the lush green grass. On the menu you’ll find traditional Belgian food made from local and seasonal produce.

Aunty Jack’s, Katoomba
Quickly becoming a local favourite, Aunty Jack’s offers casual dining with a twist.
Jump in one of the big booths and order some old-school faves with a modern day spin. Kids will love the abundance of retro games and the adults will love the cocktails on the menu. Bookings recommended.

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Fairmont Resort and Spa Blue Mountains
Once the kids step foot inside the Fairmont Resort you’re going to have trouble getting them to leave! From indoor and outdoor pools, ten pin bowling, a movie theatre, pony rides, a merry-go-round and of course the infamous Fairmont Express Train, this resort is a kids’ paradise. And for the parents? A luxury treatment at the new Ubika Day Spa of course!

Blue Mountains YHA
Perfect for families of every size on a budget with both shared and private rooms available.
The award-winning Blue Mountains YHA is located right in the heart of Katoomba making it easy to explore the town and the surrounding National Park before enjoying a delicious meal prepared in the hostel’s fully equipped kitchen.

Echo Point Village
You know what they say – it’s all about the location, location, location!
Echo Point Village offers quality accommodation right next to Echo Point and the Three Sisters – talk about iconic views. All accommodation options are self-contained and feel just like your Blue Mountains home away from home.

All of the above mentioned hotels, hostels and resorts are exclusive Dinosaur Valley accommodation partners.

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